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This challenging KS2 grammar game will help get children thinking about the difference between formal and informal language.
A tarsia is a simple jigsaw puzzle which children solve by matching up sides of triangles so that they correspond with each other, to form one giant equilateral triangle.
In this case, children need to match formal and informal words and phrases. An ideal stretch and challenge activity for in the classroom, or for homework.
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Formal writing is used in situations that are serious or involve people we don’t know well. Some spoken English can also be formal, such as a speech or a lecture.
Informal writing is used in relaxed situations with people we know well. It is common to use informal language when we speak.
The difference between structures typical of informal speech and structures appropriate for formal speech and writing.
Knowing and understanding the differences between spoken and written language, including differences associated with formal and informal registers.
The difference between vocabulary typical of informal speech and vocabulary appropriate for formal speech and writing.
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